Re: mass bug filing about packages manipulating/deleting shipped files
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 09:53:37AM +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2012-09-18 09:30, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> > Just to give a short impression what we can find here:
> and some more
> bts, that's output from debsums -a -c, so the files listed have
> a md5sum mismatch (or are missing if noted)
I guess this is harmless and caused by the way dictionary hashes were
autobuilt during postinst. Already reported as #638730 for ispell-lt.
Old implementation used a 'touched' empty file as placeholder to help dpkg
remove files on package removal. This however triggers some debsums
differences. Not something to worry about, is stuff shipped under /var and
original md5sum was that of an empty file (so it is really a placeholder),
but still noisy.
Some helper has been added to dictionaries-common snippets to make all this
from maintainer scripts, and a number of dicts are already modified to use
it and avoid the debsums warnings.
Other ispell/aspell dictionaries may still trigger this warning.